Today’s Headlines

  • How D.C. is dealing with the road repair demands caused by its recent Snowpocalypse (WaPo)
  • Is transit scary for women? (Grist)
  • Houston isn’t about to let San Francisco command the spotlight as the nation’s "electric car capital" (Reuters)
  • Michigan’s Democratic governor eyes gas tax increase and new fees to close transport budget gap (L. Daily)
  • Could slower shipping be a boon for transportation companies? For Maersk, the answer is yes (NYT)
  • When libraries hitch a ride on local transit networks (Polis Blog via Yglesias)

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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House Democrats are eyeing a $450 billion price tag for their federal transportation bill but haven’t solved the revenue puzzle (WSJ) Obama administration’s new climate change report says transportation will affect the warming planet … but the warming planet also will affect transportation (NYT) Local transit agencies cheer the war spending bill for allowing them […]

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The transportation security fallout from Christmas Day plane-bombing attempt (NYT) Transit saw a 3.8 percent drop in ridership during the first 9 months of 2009 … (NYT Blogs) … but not in San Francisco (SF Gate) Siemens among the manufacturers poised to drive a future U.S. high-speed rail boom (Reuters) While the Obama administration pushes […]

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Joint Economic Committee releases monthly economic report, mapping which states are feeling the sting of unemployment most sharply (JEC Press) Suicide bomb blast on Moscow transit prompts heightened security in U.S. systems (AP) Rendell expects news from U.S. DOT on tolling I-80 to come within two weeks (Post-Gazette) Does transportation really transcend Washington partisanship? (Philly.com) […]

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More coverage of the new index measuring transportation’s impact on local housing costs (WaPo, Wash Biz Jrnl, Post-Gazette) Look who came to the table for a meeting on "tripartisan" climate legislation: Voinovich (Roll Call) Dallas open to running transit to next year’s Super Bowl, but first it will need the U.S. DOT to relax its […]

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LaHood puts his health-reformer hat on for the administration .. (Tribune) … days after making a surprise appearance at the National Bike Summit (Streetsblog SF) Oberstar supports House ban on for-profit earmarks — but he doesn’t consider the transportation bill’s "special projects" to be earmarks (The Hill) Could San Francisco become a model for transit […]